262. State of Fintech: Amsterdam
In this episode Jason and Simon catch up with ABN AMRO’s Freek de Steenwinkel & Roland Booijen, and Ali Niknam, […]
In this episode
Jason and Simon catch up with ABN AMRO’s Freek de Steenwinkel & Roland Booijen, and Ali Niknam, CEO of Dutch challenger bank, Bunq to discuss traditional banking vs challenger banks and fintech in the Netherlands. Are fintechs competing with incumbents or assisting incumbents?
They find out how our guests feel about hackathons, hiring developer talent, APIs and the up-coming PSD2 directive. They also discuss regulations, compliance and new product development, in particular ABN AMRO’s Tikkie – an easy-to-use payment management tool, allowing peer to peer transfers via WhatsApp.
Freek, Roland and Ali also give their predictions on the future of the Dutch fintech market as a whole, and its impact on existing banks and financial products.
- Freek de Steenwinkel – Lead Product owner Tikkie (ABN AMRO)
- Roland Booijen – Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation – ABN AMRO
- Ali Niknam – CEO of Bunq
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